Above or in the clouds for the last few days of this visit to Costa Rica.
With the only migrant caught - a recapture of a Wilson's Warbler, Wendy and I banded a month ago, time to look at residents....Flycatchers.
Another, perhaps our commonest of our Highlands flycatchers,
Several Costa Rican flycatchers (there are 72 species) are evolving to eat fruit berries too.
With so few migrants around the number of recaptures increases too.
62% this last 4 days, it felt more. With few migrants in the resident population and breeding productivity low this adds to the picture. With most residents species only laying one or two eggs you don't often see juveniles of some species.
A final note, and purely an American theme....